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That’s a Wrap! Here’s a Recap: Collective Imagination Dublin

All wrapped up! In April 2019, Gallery Systems welcomed over 100 members of the TMS family to Collective Imagination 2019, held in beautiful Dublin, Ireland. This was the 9th anniversary of the event, which takes place every 18 months, and was surely the best yet. Over 50 attendees joined us for fourteen workshop sessions, followed [...]

That’s a Wrap! Here’s a Recap: Collective Imagination Dublin2019-06-11T09:35:08-04:00

Museum Grants and Funding Opportunities for 2019

As 2019 rolls around, the start of the new year brings new museum grants and funding opportunities. You have a list of great ideas and projects that you’ve been thinking about executing, and now is the best time to figure out how to accomplish those goals. Sifting through grants takes time and it may feel [...]

Museum Grants and Funding Opportunities for 20192019-08-02T13:58:42-04:00

Resources for Small Museums

Small museums and collections have the power to make huge impacts on their community, both inside and outside of the galleries. Museum collections, large and small, pack a powerful punch, while relying on a set of collections management standards to maintain collections objects and protecting works to share with a larger community. However, small museums [...]

Resources for Small Museums2019-06-03T11:51:02-04:00

When Digital Isn’t Just a Department

All museums have three tenets that bind them together: 1. Museums acquire and preserve objects ethically 2. Museums advance the knowledge of cultures through studying those objects 3. Museums share that knowledge and their objects with their public These three tenets bind the museum community at large, and can be found within the majority of [...]

When Digital Isn’t Just a Department2019-06-11T09:55:31-04:00

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

How a new DAMS Software Upgrade is helping to Streamline Workflows at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, (MFAH) was founded in 1900 and opened to the public in 1924 with a mandate to bring “art into the everyday life” of the Houston community. Today, the museum boasts the [...]

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston2019-06-11T10:31:30-04:00

Annual Museum Grants Guide, to Help You Reach Your 2018 Collections Goals

The start of the new year means that many annual museum grants have released their 2018 due dates, and museums can begin applying for a boost in funding. Adding new and interesting projects to your to-do list for 2018 is exciting, because it means you’re exploring new possibilities for your collection. However, it comes [...]

Annual Museum Grants Guide, to Help You Reach Your 2018 Collections Goals2019-06-11T10:58:11-04:00

Content Strategy: Is it all About Digital?

Digital Content Strategies have become a popular topic among institutions, with many museums developing and even posting these strategies, aiming to stay accountable to their audiences. Open publishing allows museums to share details with their public, serving them and the museum mission simultaneously, while establishing trusted and sustainable audience relationships. How to Start a Museum [...]

Content Strategy: Is it all About Digital?2019-09-05T15:36:15-04:00

National and Regional Grants to Help Get Your Collection Online with eMuseum

Digital engagement has changed the way audiences interact with institutions, and it’s now expected for museums to display their collection online. Digitizing objects and formatting them for the web can be time consuming and expensive. eMuseum, the award-winning digital publishing software that integrates seamlessly with TMS, helps simplify the process, and available grants can [...]

National and Regional Grants to Help Get Your Collection Online with eMuseum2019-06-11T17:37:11-04:00

I’m here, but my database is there; Accessing TMS when you’re away from your home base.

Between off-site visits, courier trips, and after-hours projects, there are a lot of reasons users can benefit from remote access to TMS on a smartphone or tablet. Connecting to TMS on your mobile device is a simple process. Whether your device is an Apple product using OS X, an Android device, or a Windows tablet, you [...]

I’m here, but my database is there; Accessing TMS when you’re away from your home base.2019-06-03T11:57:05-04:00

The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

Washington, D.C. | May 26-29, 2016 The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, and will take place in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. This year’s theme will explore museums as places of social influence, and how power, influence, and responsibility [...]

The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo2017-06-28T16:19:30-04:00